Program Level Outcomes Assessment

Overview

The process currently being used for outcomes assessment work at NECC formally began in the fall of 2005. At that time, the Guide for Developing and Implementing an Outcomes Assessment Plan was written to assist faculty in this work.

The NECC outcomes assessment process begins with the development of a program outcomes and curriculum map, typically done in conjunction with a program review. The outcomes and curriculum map lists program objectives and associated desired learning outcomes along with courses in the program’s curriculum related to those outcomes.

Each year, programs conduct assessments related to selected outcomes. Assessment results are analyzed and interpreted, and appropriate action plans developed. This work is detailed in program assessment summaries. It is also presented by faculty in annual college-wide assessment summits.

To support outcomes and assessment work, the Help for Outcomes Assessment Committee, consisting of faculty and administrators, was formed in the fall of 2005.

General Outcomes Assessment Guide

Program Outcomes and Curriculum Maps

Assessment Activities

Assessment Summits: Agendas and Sample Presentations of Results

Assessment Tools Developed and Used at NECC